Mages Are Too OP - Chapter 711
Chapter 711 The Best Hiders Cannot Escape From Patient Searchers
The researchers in the secret base were all very happy at this moment.
What was happiness?
It was when birds had worms to eat, Ultraman had monsters to beat, and scientists who had a research project to work on as well as all the funding, equipment, and personnel they needed.
Besides, they were exploring a whole new area.
The quantum wave reading, quantum entanglement, micro physics, string theory, space jump, and particle collisions were all so lame.
Human bodies, especially those who wielded super abilities, were the most important field of study.
The environment in the universe was too unfriendly to human bodies. The heat, the coldness, the radiation, and meteorites could all kill human beings!
It wasn’t really safe to count on the projection of equipment, particularly when technology wasn’t mature yet. During the exploration of the universe, one tiny mistake could render a team’s years of hard work useless.
A lot of wealth and lives might be wasted.
Their confidence in research might be struck too.
Nobody dared to guarantee that there wouldn’t be any mistakes in their experiments and exploration projects.
Robots were an option, but they were not technologically mature yet, and their observation wasn’t as accurate and convenient as human eyes.
Besides, to set foot out of Earth, human beings had to do it themselves, instead of launching robots into space.
If human bodies were sturdier and more resistant to high and low temperatures, there would be a lot more ways to march to space.
Many things would be easier and simpler.
Roland’s appearance had accelerated the progress in the research in that aspect.
Although they had only measured Roland’s explosion experiment and his physical reactions during the test of Language Proficiency, the researchers were all greatly encouraged to see that Roland was unscathed even though he was within the effective damage radius of the explosive.
The explosion site alone proved how resistance Roland was to blasts.
Also, it seemed that he was still improving.
That was truly incredible.
In the following days, Roland spent all his time in the underground laboratory except for the nights when he played the game in the virtual cabin.
Not just the delicious food, the tonics that could strengthen his kidney were very tasteful and enjoyable too. Those chefs were truly good.
The efficiency of his Magic Power Transformation was a lot higher.
More importantly, Roland was greatly inspired when he discussed the application of magic with the researchers.
For example, after the test to block bullets with the Magic Shield, a bald middle-aged researcher remarked, “I think it’s slightly wasteful that you just weather through the bullets.”
“Oh, then what should I do?”
“You must know that a force can be conducted and transformed,” said the bald middle-aged researcher. “I’ve checked the absorption rate of your Magic Shield, which is almost 100%. But can’t you try to transfer the brunt? For example, you can conduct the force to your feet and turn the part of the shield underneath you into a shivering membrane that can easily unleash most of the force.”
Roland was greatly enlightened.
“If you’re not standing on the ground, you can set your shield into the vibration mode entirely. It may seem silly, but the shield can spread some of the energy into the air during the vibrations.” The researcher thought for a moment and said, “But of course, if it’s impossible to modify the Magic Shield and make it vibrate, forget what I said.” “No, I think it’s possible.”
Roland quite admired the creativity of the researchers.
To be honest, he had been merely devoted to increasing his magic power capacity and the hardness of his Magic Shield.
He simply blocked all the attacks the hard way. To put it nicely, he was able to resist the attacks because he was stronger.
That was not a bad approach.
However, tricks and foundation could coexist.
They were not incompatible.
The foundation determined one’s lower and upper limits, and tricks could significantly improve the upper limit.
Next, Roland focused on modifying the Magic Shield.
After all, his safety was very important, especially in reality. Roland did a lot of experiments, both in reality and in the game, to modify the Magic Shield.
About fourteen days later, he finally created two new versions of Magic Shield, one for reality and the other for the game.
Their functions were similar, but their efficiencies were different.
It was like a double-cylinder combustion engine was essentially the same as a twelve-cylinder one, but their layouts and materials couldn’t be the same.
After the job was done, Roland went to Andonara and asked her to slash him in order to test the new shield.
Andonara quickly shook her head. She didn’t want to attack her man.
Eventually, it was her uncle Cage, who was visiting them, that accepted the task. He shot an arrow at Roland from fifty meters away.
Cage was a Warrior, but he had great archery skill too.
Roland’s blue Magic Shield was triggered and blocked the arrow. At the same time, a circle of dust spread out on the ground from his feet.
Andonara’s eyes glittered.
Naturally, she could tell that Roland’s Magic Shield had directed the attack to the ground.
Cage put the bow down, unsheathed his longsword, and asked with purpose, “You wouldn’t mind if I slash you?”
“That’s exactly what I hope.” Roland shrugged.
Andonara stood aside and smiled.
She didn’t want to attack her man, not even in an experiment.
But she knew that Roland was far stronger than her uncle, who couldn’t break Roland’s Magic Shield even if he slashed him for ten minutes.
So, she was quite relaxed.
Cage took a deep breath after receiving Roland’s permission.
Then, the sword glittered, and Roland’s Magic Shield slightly shivered as Cage cut it randomly.
The stone floor underneath his feet partly cracked.
Most of the brunt was directed to his feet.
Roland looked at his magic power in the system… No more than 2% had been consumed. Under normal circumstances, he would’ve lost at least 15% after being cut by Cage for three minutes.
The comparison showed the obvious improvement of the new Magic Shield.
While Roland was still delighted, a Summoner girl on a white horse suddenly came to his
She was a rather beautiful player, and she carried Solisa’s message.
“We’ve found a nest of liches. They’re hiding themselves rather well. You’d better come with me.”
Finally, a lead on the enemy.
Roland had been waiting for that for more than two months.
His enemy was truly good at hiding. He snapped his fingers, invoked a cloud, and asked, “Do you want to ride your hose and get on the cloud to direct the way for me?”
“I would love to get on it, but look behind you,” said the girl teasingly.
Roland looked back, only to see that Andonara was staring at the girl rather angrily.
“If I get on your cloud, you woman will probably slash me.”
At this moment, every player knew that Roland’s woman was a queen and a Great Swordsman.
Her strength was almost unparalleled, and she could be quite jealous. “Then I’ll just follow you.” Roland hopped on the cloud.
At this moment, Andonara ran to him and said, “Roland, I’m coming with you.”
“Defend the home for me,” said Roland solemnly, “in case this is a ruse or distraction. If both of us are gone, the defenses of Delpon will be weakened by at least two thirds.”
“Okay, got it.” Andonara was reluctant to let him go.
She was getting more and more attached to Roland,
Especially after they slept together. When nobody was around, she even wanted to stick herself to him like a dodder.
Roland flew all the way to the west with the Summoner girl.
He had to admit that the Summoners really had a lot of advantages.
The white horse galloped at full speed. When it tired, the girl would summon a new one.
Just like that, it took them only half a day to travel more than seven hundred kilometers.
The Summoner girl was quite at ease, since she didn’t have to walk. She could also regenerate her magic power on horseback.
Roland, on the other hand, had spent almost one third of his magic power on the Cloud Flight spell.
After they reached a desolate place, the Summoner girl waved at Roland. Roland descended from the sky and asked, “What’s wrong?”
“This place is about fifty kilometers from the enemy’s nest.” The girl sat on the horse and stared at Roland in the eyes. “You’re too obvious a target in the sky and may alarm the enemy.”
That was indeed true.
Roland looked at the lush woods up ahead and felt a headache.
“The trees here are too dense. I’m not good at moving in the woods. It may take me a whole day to cover the fifty kilometers on foot.”
That couldn’t be helped. As a Mage, Roland always traveled by flying or teleporting.
He had never walked through a forest before.
He could pass through the woods that weren’t too dense on foot.
However, this wild forest had a lot of vines and weeds growing indiscriminately on the ground.
Roland would rather give up, knowing that he couldn’t make it through.
He couldn’t create a trail with magic, which might alarm the enemy.
“Why don’t you take my horse?” The Summoner girl patted her horse. “We can ride it together.”
Roland was slightly surprised. “You don’t mind?”
“Why would I?” said the Summoner girl with a smile. “It’s just like carrying someone on a motorbike.”
Roland got on the horse.
The Summoner girls of the Phoenix Guild had all chosen the elven bloodline. They were all half-elves.
One of the features of the elven bloodline was their high mobility in the woods. When they walked in forests, all plants would miraculously make way for them.
Roland had the elven bloodline too, but it was in a different branch.
When the Elven Summoners leveled up, they would become more and more intimate with plants.
Roland, as a Sword Dancer, which was a sub branch of Mages, would be more intimate with elements after he leveled up. The two routes were different.
A pure-blooded elf would be strengthened in both ways no matter which route they took, except that they would be better at one aspect than the other.
The white horse moved through the woods, and the Summoner girl summoned a lot of creatures to protect them. The vines and weeds ahead of them were separated, creating a path that was wide enough for a medium-sized creature to pass. The white horse trotted on it gracefully.
Roland sat behind the girl and smelled a vague fragrance from her.
The fragrance was very enjoyable.
However, his heart was absolutely tranquil.
That couldn’t be helped. Andonara had already drained him the previous night.
Vivian had joined them too. He couldn’t have weathered through it without taking a Dragon Meat Reagent.
The two of them were silent all the way.
Roland didn’t want to speak, because he didn’t want anyone to think that he flirted with her.
The fifty kilometers took about two hours.
After they reached the dark back of a hill, Roland vaguely saw fluorescence up ahead. When he got closer, he found that it was a unicorn that was glistening in the dark.
Roland jumped off the horse and walked over.
Four girls were chatting there. They all exclaimed to see that Roland was riding the same horse as their partner.
The girl who rode the horse was rather shy. “Stop making a fuss or I’ll bite you.”
The other three girls instantly laughed.
Solisa, on the other hand, approached Roland and said, “We searched for more than two months and finally found them.”
“Where are the liches?”
“Right behind this hill, there’s a flat ground and a lot of altars,” said Solisa. “Based on the investigation of the animals under our control, at least ten liches are there. There are also a lot of Warriors and at least thirty thousand bodies, which seem to be all from players. It’s enough for them to fight a war.”
Roland thought for a moment and said, “I was told that many players sold their bodies for money. This is probably where their bodies ended up.”
Solisa said in disdain, “Aren’t they afraid that their bodies will be used for evil?”
Generally speaking, few of the players who sold their bodies were girls.
It was because when they thought that their bodies would be at the mercy of the liches, who might do disgusting things such as cutting their guts out, they all dropped the top.
But of course, there were also unconcerned female players who would sell their bodies multiple times to raise initial capital.
“Why would you stand if you can make money by lying down?” Roland didn’t consider it morally unacceptable that the players sold their bodies for money. “Have you seen those liches?”
“I haven’t. They all wear wolf masks.” Solisa leaned against the tree and crossed her arms before her unremarkable breasts. “Also, we’ve noticed many professionals who had unique vibes. Although they wear wolf masks too, I think they’re players.”
“Then this is definitely our destination.” Roland took five bags of gold coins from his system Backpack, because it would be easier for them to take and count this way. “This is your reward that we agreed upon.”
Solisa squatted and opened a random bag. Her eyes were almost blinded by the glittering gold. “Didn’t you say that the five hundred gold coins would be paid over a year?”
“I’ve changed my mind.”
Roland was very rich at this moment.
The Church of Light had delivered two large sums of gold coins to him in the past two months. Plus the incomes from the previous months, he had a thousand gold coins in his treasury even though he had spent a lot.
It wasn’t a big deal for him to make a full payment.
Putting the five bags of gold coins in her system Backpack, Solisa asked with an adulating smile, “Boss, do you need muscles or fighters in the battle later?”